CoGTA Portfolio Registers Good Audit Performance

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen welcomed the report of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) showing a good performance by the CoGTA portfolio.

“When it comes to doing our work that benefits our communities, the sky can never be our limit, as we have committed to excellence and thus ensuring an effective and efficient functioning CoGTA portfolio. The main element of this commitment is that we always strive to act and manage this portfolio guided by the our laws and policies like the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA),” said Minister.

This work of the AGSA will assist us to strengthen our country’s democracy as it enables oversight, accountability and governance in the public sector through auditing, thereby building public confidence. “As CoGTA, we know that AGSA which has a constitutional mandate and being the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of South Africa, provides a necessary barometer that will go a long way in assisting us to gauge our performance and thus propelling us to improve our work,” said Minister.

The audit looked at the following key areas to which CoGTA portfolio was found to be compliant and competent:

  1. Fair presentation and reliability of financial statements.
  2. Reliable and credible performance information for predetermined objectives.
  3. Compliance with key legislation on financial and performance management.

Notably, the Department of Traditional Affairs (DTA) and  . . . Read more